You're probably thinking, "That sounds great, but I've never bought a car or a computer without first reading the Wikipedia definitions for car and computer—I'm not about to buy a Groupon either without a briefing." Well neither would we, and since this is everyone's first Groupon, allow us to briefly explain how it works.
How Groupon Works
Groupon is a combination of the words group and coupon. Each day, we offer an unbeatable deal on the best of Phoenix: restaurants, spas, sporting events, theater, and more. By promising businesses a minimum number of customers, we get discounts you won't find anywhere else. We call it "collective buying power"!
If you want to get the deal, just click BUY before the offer ends at midnight. If the minimum number of people (25 for today's deal) sign up by the end of the day, you'll get a printable gift certificate in your inbox the next morning that you can use whenever you want (well, at least until the deal expires—today's expires on December 31, 2009). If not enough people join, no one gets the deal (and you won't be charged), so invite your friends to make sure you get the discount!
It's nice to wake up to something new every day. Some people get their daily fix from desk calendars with a cute puppy and a funny caption every morning. Groupon is like a desk calendar, except the puppy is an unbeatable discount and the funny caption is a profound reflection on the flowers and needles growing from life's cactus. We selflessly share our deep insights, hoping that you will join our mob of consumers, thus strengthening our collective buying power and commanding even better deals.
Get your fix of classic kitsch and a taste of the islands at Trader Vic's in Scottsdale. Today's Groupon gets you $50 worth of Polynesian palate-pleasers and retro cocktails at Trader Vic's for only $25. Bring your best beachcombers to find these tasty treasures guarded by savage island dogs and buried in the side of the renowned Hotel Valley Ho.
Trader Vic's—home of the original Mai Tai—features a robust drink menu with classic tiki cocktails and rummy summer sippers. Try Scottsdale's own Cactus Bloom, a blend of tequila, Pisco brandy, fruit juices, and prickle-pear syrup that's sure to satisfy parched patio-dwellers. For chewable options, Trader Vic's Polynesian cuisine blends flavors such as saffron, fruit chutney, peanut, dill, ginger, soy, oyster, plum, black bean, and hoisin in its tasty appetizers and slow-roasted entrees. A Chinese wood-fire oven slow-roasts dishes, such as maple-leaf duck and jumbo sea scallops wrapped in applewood bacon, with smoke derived from pecan and oak woods.
Bright colors and patterns pop against bamboo furniture and exposed stonewalls in Trader Vic's lush and vibrant dining room. From bright red ceiling beams to the patio fire-pit, this island paradise is as colorful and exciting as its menu offerings.
The Phoenix New Times awarded Trader Vic's Best Vintage Drink Menu and Best Pupu Platter, and named the Hotel Valley Ho Best Place to Pretend You're a Member of the Rat Pack. Kudzu users give Trader Vic's four stars and TripAdvisor gives it 3.5 owl eyes:
- Every town has its signature tiki place, and Trader Vic's is consistently great food and service. The flaming drinks were a hoot, and the hotel next door has the coolest decor in Scottsdale. – KelVick, Kudzu
- The food is exquisite and the atmosphere is pure swank. While the decor pays homage to the brand's traditional tiki roots, it does so without even a hint of kitsch. It would be impossible to feel stressed out in this escapist atmosphere, which offers treats for each of the senses. – jad3blu3, TripAdvisor
- I've been to a few Vic's across the country, and this by far is the best one. Very cool atmosphere, live entertainment on the night I was there and REALLY GOOD food. While visiting with some friends we noticed amazing happy hour deals that we WILL return for. – DMoorman, TripAdvisor